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1 1 GRADE LEVEL PRAYERS & BELIEFS SUMMARY Kindergarten Sign of the Cross Grace Before a Meal Our Father/The Lord s Prayer Hail Mary Grade 1 Grace After a Meal Glory Be Morning Prayer Angel of God Grade 2 Act of Contrition Communion Fast Communion Regulations The Ten Commandments Grade 3 Apostles Creed The Rosary The Two Commandments of Love Liturgical Year Grade 4 Jesus Prayer Act of Faith Act of Hope Act of Love Seven Sacraments Beatitudes Grade 5 The Stations of the Cross Morning Offering Memorare Hail Holy Queen The Five Precepts of the Church Parts of the Mass Grade 6 The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy The Fruits of the Holy Spirit The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Four Gospels The Golden Rule Holy Days of Obligation Grade 7 Nicene Creed Come, Holy Spirit Angelus Holy Days of Obligation Regulations for Fast and Abstinence The Three Theological Virtues The Four Cardinal Virtues Grade 8 Prayer of St. Francis Mary s Prayer (Magnificat) Psalm 23 Confiteor The Seven Capital Sins The Four Last Things Grades 9-12 Prayer of Discernment Prayer Based on the Beatitudes Vocation Prayer

2 2 K-6 PRAYERS & BELIEFS Sign of the Cross In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Grace Before a Meal Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Grace After a Meal We give thee thanks, for all thy benefits, Almighty God, who live and reign for ever. Amen. Our Father/The Lord s Prayer Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. Hail Mary Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Glory Be Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be world without end. Amen. (Traditional wording) Morning Prayer (younger children) God, my Father, I give you today all that I think and do and say. I ll work and study, have fun and pray. Jesus be with me all through the day. Amen. Angel of God Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen. Act of Contrition My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy. Amen. (Alternate version from the Rite of Penance) Communion Fast We are expected to fast from food or drink for at least one hour prior to the reception of Holy Communion. Communion Regulations As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should be conscious of no grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (CIC, can. 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all. The Ten Commandments 1. I, The Lord, am your God. You shall not have other gods besides me. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God, in vain. 3. Remember to keep holy the Lord s day. 4. Honor your father and your mother. 5. You shall not kill. 6. You shall not commit adultery. 7. You shall not steal. 8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 9. You shall not covet your neighbor s wife. 10.You shall not covet neighbor s goods. Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy

3 3 Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen The Rosary How to Pray the Rosary: Make the Sign of the Cross. Holding the Crucifix, say the Apostles Creed. On the first bead, say an Our Father. Say three Hail Marys on each of the next three beads.say the Glory Be. Go to the main part of the rosary. For each of the five decades, announce the Mystery, then say the Our Father. While fingering each of the ten beads of the decade, say ten Hail Marys while meditating on the Mystery. Then say a Glory Be. Announce the second Mystery and continue in the same way until each of the five Mysteries of the selected group or decades is said. After saying the five decades, say the Hail, Holy Queen. Mysteries of the Rosary Joyful Mysteries(recited Monday & Saturday) The Annunciation The Visitation The Nativity (birth of Jesus) The Presentation The Finding in the Temple Mysteries of Light or Luminous (recited Thursday) The Baptism of Jesus The Wedding Feast of Cana The Proclamation of the Kingdom, with the call to Conversion The Transfiguration The Institution of the Eucharist Sorrowful Mysteries (recited Tuesday and Friday) The Agony in the Garden The Scourging at the Pillar The Crowning with Thorns The Carrying of the Cross The Crucifixion Glorious Mysteries (recited Wednesday and Sunday) The Resurrection The Ascension The Descent of the Holy Spirit The Assumption The Crowning of Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth The Two Commandments of Love You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39) Liturgical Year Advent-Christmas Season (Christmas day until Sunday after Epiphany) Ordinary Time Lent (Ash Wednesday until Holy Saturday) Easter Season (Easter Sunday until Pentecost, 50 days after Easter) Ordinary Time Jesus Prayer Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Act of Faith O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins and that he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches because you have revealed them who are eternal truth and wisdom, who can neither deceive nor be deceived. In this faith I intend to live and die. Amen. Act of Hope O Lord God, I hope by your grace for the pardon of all my sins and after life here to gain eternal happiness because you have promised it who are infinitely powerful, faithful, kind, and merciful. In this hope I intend to live and die. Amen.

4 4 Act of Love O Lord God, I love you above all things and I love my neighbor for your sake because you are the highest, infinite and perfect good, worthy of all my love. In this love I intend to live and die. Amen Seven Sacraments Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Reconciliation; Anointing of the Sick Sacraments at the Service of Communion: Holy Orders and Matrimony (Marriage) Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst forrighteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart (or pure of heart), for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness (or righteousness sake), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven The Stations of the Cross 1. Jesus is condemned to death. 2. Jesus accepts his cross. 3. Jesus falls the first time. 4. Jesus meets his mother. 5. Simon helps Jesus carry the cross. 6. Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. 7. Jesus falls the second time. 8. Jesus meets the women. 9. Jesus falls the third time. 10. Jesus is stripped of his clothes. 11. Jesus is nailed to the cross. 12. Jesus dies on the cross. 13. Jesus is taken down from the cross. 14. Jesus is placed in the tomb. Morning Offering O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, for the salvation of souls, the reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father this month. Amen. Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen Hail, Holy Queen Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ our Lord The Five Precepts of the Church You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and remain free from work or activity that could impede the sanctification of such days. You shall confess your sins at least once a year. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.

5 5 Parts of the Mass Introductory Rites Gathering Song Greeting Penitential Rite (or blessing and sprinkling with holy water) Glory to God Opening Prayer Liturgy of the Word First Reading (usually from the Old Testament) Responsorial Psalm Second Reading (usually from one of the letters of the New Testament) Gospel Acclamation Gospel Homily (an explanation of the readings) Profession of Faith (Creed) General Intercessions (Prayers of the Faithful) Liturgy of the Eucharist Preparation and presentation of the gifts Prayer over gifts Preface Holy, Holy, Holy Lord Eucharistic Prayer (during this prayer the bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus) The Great Amen Communion Rite The Lord s Prayer Sign of Peace Breaking of the Bread Lamb of God Reception of Communion Prayer after Communion Concluding Rite Blessing Dismissal The Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy Counsel the doubtful. Instruct the ignorant. Admonish sinners. Comfort the afflicted. Forgive offenses. Bear wrongs patiently. Pray for the living and the dead. The Fruits of the Holy Spirit Charity Joy Peace Patience Kindness Goodness Generosity Gentleness Faithfulness Modesty Self-control Chastity The Gifts of the Holy Spirit Wisdom Understanding Counsel (Right Judgment) Fortitude (Courage) Knowledge Piety (Reverence) Fear of the Lord (Wonder and Awe in God s Presence) Four Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John The Golden Rule (cf. Mt 7:12) Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Works of Mercy The Seven Corporal Works of Mercy Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty. Clothe the naked. Shelter the homeless. Visit the sick. Visit the imprisoned. Bury the dead.

6 Holy Days of Obligation - On these days, there is an obligation to attend Mass and to refrain from servile work as much as possible. Mary Mother of God - January 1 Ascension of the Lord - 40 days after Easter or the following Sunday (celebrated on the 7th Sunday of Easter in the Archdiocese of Dubuque) The Assumption of Mary - August 15 All Saints Day - November 1 The Immaculate Conception of Mary - December 8 Nativity of our Lord or Christmas December 25 6

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